The Crystal Structure of bis-(μ-N-ethyl-N-phenyldithiocarbamato- S,S’)-bis[(N-ethyl-N-phenyldithiocarbamato-κ2S,S’)zinc(II)]

Robert A. Gossagea,* and Hilary A. Jenkinsb

a Department of Chemistry & Biology, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Science, 350 Victoria Street, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON B4P 2R6 Canada.
b Department of Chemistry, MAX Diffraction Facility, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L9 Canada
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The title material crystallises in the triclinic crystal system in space group P-1 with Z = 2. The unit cell dimensions are
a = 8.7365(6)Å, b = 10.6009(7)Å, c = 12.0210(8)Å with α = 66.343(1)°, β = 79.566(1)°, γ = 83.150(1)° and V =
1001.6(1)Å3. The final R value is 0.0307 (3905 observed reflections: I >2σ(I)). The compound is best described as a
species in which each metal atom is coordinated to two dithiocarbamato groups, one of which forms a secondary bridging
interaction (through a S-atom) to a second [Zn(S2CNEtPh)2] unit. Thus, the title material is in the form of a dimeric
aggregate. This complex is compared to related materials which contain N-atoms within the dithiocarbamato ligand
that are derived from secondary amines containing two different organic functionalities.

Keywords: Zinc dithiocarbamate, X-ray structure analysis, dithiolate, zinc(II), dimer